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9 Days Culture tour itinerary for kenya: Experience An Enchanting Kenyan Safari

Masai Mara, Samburu, Naivasha, Hell's Gate National Park, Nairobi

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Safari Tour
Culture
Culture Tour
Wildlife
Wildlife Tour

Visit the home to the Special 5: Reticulated Giraffe, Somali Ostrich, Grevy zebras, Gerenuk and the straight-horned Beisa Oryx. Also, step foot in the Ol Pajeta Conservancy that boasts excellent game viewing with the largest wildlife to area ratio. It is home to the endangered white rhinos and has a sanctuary for orphaned, abandoned and rescued chimpanzees. Don't leave the chance to become a spectator of the annual Great Wildebeest Migration at Mara.

DAY 01

Nairobi

  • Meet and greet upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport by our representative and transfer to the Panafric Hotel for overnight stay.

DAY 02

Samburu national reserve

  • After Breakfast, drive north of Nairobi passing through the Equator and the majestic Mount Kenya en-route to the open savannah of Samburu National Reserve with your Kenya tour guide. 

  • Arrive in time for lunch at Samburu Sopa Lodge. After lunch, you will have some time to relax before you go for an evening game drive. Come back to your accommodation for dinner and overnight. It is an area where the local people have a rich and colourful heritage. The reserve has a wealth of wildlife which includes leopards, hippos, elephants, lions, Grevy zebras and crocodiles in the Ewaso Nyiro River. Over 365 species of birds have been identified in the reserve.

All meals and overnight at Samburu Sopa Lodge

DAY 03

Samburu national reserve

  • Enjoy a full day at Samburu National Reserve with morning and afternoon game drives with an optional cultural visit to the Samburu Village at US$ 20 per person later in the day. Samburu is home to a third of Kenya's giraffe species - the rare Reticulated Giraffe (only found in the Northern parks). This is also where you see the blue-legged Somali Ostrich, the long-necked Gerenuk Gazelles, and the straight-horned Beisa Oryx Antelope.

All meals and overnight at Samburu Sopa Lodge

DAY 04

OL PAJETA CONSERVANCY

  • After breakfast, drive to the Ol Pejeta. The conservancy is located on the equator, between the foothills of the Aberdares and the magnificent snow-capped Mount Kenya. The conservancy boasts excellent game viewing with the largest wildlife to area ratio compared to any other Kenyan National Park. You will get to the ranch in time for a morning game drive and also early lunch at Sweetwaters Tented Camp

  • Visit Chimpanzee Sanctuary on a game drive in Ol Pejeta, which provides a haven for orphaned, abandoned and rescued chimpanzees and Rhino Sanctuaries which provides a home to two of the world’s last remaining northern white rhinos, and a sanctuary for over 110 critically endangered black rhinos. Ol Pejeta is home to the “Big Five” and more than a thousand different mammals and bird species roam the wild.

All meals and overnight at Sweetwaters Tented Camp

DAY 05

lAKE NAIVASHA

  • Rise early for a game drive and then return for breakfast and check out. Depart for Naivasha, stopping on the way for views of the beautiful Thomson Falls. Arrive in Lake Naivasha just in time for lunch. Enjoy boat rides at Lake Naivasha where you will spot hippos as well as a variety of birds common to this area. Visit Crescent Island which is about 15 minutes by boat away from the shores of Lake Naivasha and is one of the few places where you can enjoy a nature walk alongside wild animals Proceed to your Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge for dinner and overnight. Lake Naivasha is one of the freshwater lakes in the Great Rift Valley. The lake has a dense population of hippos and birds. 

  • Visit the Hell’s Gate National Park to explore gorges, climb rocks, view wildlife, and enjoy nature walks; Ol Karia Geothermal Spa, which has naturally heated water and is a great recreation spot among many other activities.

All meals and overnight at Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge

DAY 06

MAASAI MARA GAME RESERVE

  • After breakfast, depart Lake Naivasha for the Maasai Mara arriving in time for lunch at Mara Sopa [sensitive content]lax in the lodge after lunch till 1600hrs, then, go for a late afternoon game drive returning before dusk for dinner and your overnight stay. The Maasai Mara offers wildlife in such variety and abundance that it is difficult to comprehend – indeed, over 450 species of animals have been recorded here! You will easily spot lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffe, wildebeests, zebras, buffalo, warthogs, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, leopards, many kinds of antelopes and elephants.

All meals and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge

DAY 07

MAASAI MARA GAME RESERVE

  • Enjoy a full day game viewing with picnic lunch on the Mara River over-looking the Hippo Pools and the savannah.
    In addition to the game drive offerings, you can also decide to take an optional hot air balloon ride (an extra US$ 420 per person) or visit a local Maasai village (an extra US$20 per person). Maasai warriors are famously known as the proud nomadic tribe whose legendary prowess in battle and single-handed acts of bravery in fights with the wild animals are known across the world. A visit reveals the singing and dancing that are part of their daily lives and sacred rituals. A glimpse into their homes and social structure is a poignant experience.

  • Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

All meals and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge

DAY 08

NAIROBI

  • After breakfast, head for the morning game drive till mid-morning, after which you will leave for Nairobi arriving in the afternoon. You will be dropped to the Panafric Hotel for overnight.

Optional Activities

  • You may opt to have your dinner at the famous Carnivore Restaurant for Game Meat- GBP 25

DAY 09

NAIROBI

  • After breakfast at the hotel, get to enjoy some leisure time and do some last-minute shopping. Then, be transferred to the airport for your international departure flight.

This marks the end of the safari full of unforgettable memories.

  • 2465 USD Per Adult (* Low Season (Apr 1st - June 30th))
  • 2900 USD Per Adult (* High Season (Jan 1st - Mar 31st & Nov 1st - Dec 21st))
  • 3225 USD Per Adult (* Peak Season (Jul 1st - Oct 30th & Dec 22nd - Jan 1st))
  • All game drives

  • Ground transport in an eight-seater minivan

  • Stop-over for views of the beautiful Thomson Falls

  • Service of an English speaking professional driver/guide 

  • 8 nights accommodation 

  • Daily meals

  • Bottled water while on safari

  • Airport transfers

  • Park entrance fees 

  • Extra nights of accommodation

  • Tips

  • Laundry

  • Beverages and drinks 

  • Airfare

  • Visas 

  • Items of a personal nature

  • Optional activities 

  • Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary

  • It is in the Mara that perhaps the most spectacular event of the natural world takes place: the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from Serengeti (Tanzania) in search of water and pasture. Following on their heels are the predators of the savanna - lion, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena, and vultures.

Visa

  • Most nationalities do now require a visa for Kenya, including Britons, most EU nationals, Australians, New Zealanders, Americans, and Canadians.  At present single entry and transit visas are available online (see below) and soon all visas will have to be obtained online. Alternatively, visas are available in advance or on arrival. The Kenyan government is planning for all visas to be obtained online and may stop delivering visas on arrival on short notice. For the latest information please contact your local Kenyan High Commission or Consulate.   The cost of the visa is US$50 for a single entry visa and US$100 for an East Africa visa (valid to travel in Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda – if the website still says coming soon please check with the Kenyan High Commission. You will need to first register to the e-citizens website (including needing a photo 500px x 500px) before you can start applying. For the application process itself, you will need details of the accommodation used (which we will send you) and itinerary as well as a photo 5.5cm x 5.5cm and a scanned or photographed copy of your passport’s bio/photo page. If after visiting Kenya you will also travel to Uganda and Rwanda, you may apply for East African Visa that will cover all three countries. This visa is currently available upon arrival in Nairobi. Please contact the Kenyan High Commission to obtain more information about the combined visa from Kenya.

Vaccinations

  • There are no mandatory vaccination requirements. Recommended vaccinations are: Polio, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Typhoid, Hepatitis A. Malaria prophylaxis is essential and we suggest that you seek advice from your GP or travel health clinic about which malaria tablets to take. Dengue fever is a known risk in places visited. It is a tropical viral disease spread by daytime biting mosquitoes. There is currently no vaccine or prophylaxis available for Dengue, and therefore the best form of prevention is to avoid being bitten. We recommend you take the usual precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

Masai Mara, Samburu, Naivasha, Hell's Gate National Park, Nairobi

Safari
Safari Tour
Culture
Culture Tour
Wildlife
Wildlife Tour
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Starluck Travel

starting from
USD 2465
Type of Tour

Private or Group Tour

Departures

This tour is offered throughout the year on the following days of the week.

  • Monday 08:00
  • Tuesday 08:00
  • Wednesday 08:00
  • Thursday 08:00
  • Friday 08:00
  • Saturday 07:00
  • Sunday 07:07
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